100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

The Belgian institute’s briefing 19 “The Policy Framework for the Promotion of  Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Europe:  a Critical Assessment* highlights the failure of EU policy to create “a strong push factor” for hydrogen development, asserting that while EU regulatory policies have had “a weak but positive impact,” spending policies have shown “inconsistencies”.  The briefing was partly funded through the EU project Roads2HyCom and can be downloaded at  www.coleurop.be.